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Eskaton Educates Seniors and Families About Navigating the Healthcare System

Posted by Eskaton on May 4, 2018 4:01:16 PM

Eskaton launches resources and seminars to help older adults and their children navigate healthcare and senior services, including an informative breakfast on May 17 at Arden Fair.

 Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in Northern California for 50 years, offers important resources for older adults and their children needing to navigate healthcare and senior services. For people with questions about senior care, Eskaton provides invaluable resources via its website. For more information about the issues facing older adults, please visit https://blog.eskaton.org/ and subscribe to the blog.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Ask the Expert

Can You Hear Me Now?

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 17, 2018 1:58:58 PM

Did you know hearing loss affects one in three people age 65 and older? Severe hearing loss can lead to feelings of social isolation and withdrawal due to not being able to communicate effectively. Why live with hearing loss when you don’t have to?

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Signs it is Time for Help, Wellness Tips

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Medicare  

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 6, 2018 10:15:54 AM

 

Medicare is a large and potentially overwhelming topic for everyone, and can be especially confusing for the people approaching 65 years old. Limited computer knowledge and low health literacy can factor into the confusion surrounding the vast maze of benefits that is Medicare.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Ask the Expert

Senior Approved Apps and Products for Healthy Living

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 29, 2017 10:49:50 AM
Have you ever been recommended a product to help keep you mobile or reduce fall risk? Customer reviews and star ratings are essential tools to making educated decisions on what product is right for you or a loved one. We've gone one step further and asked Eskaton residents which smart phone applications and mobility devices they prefer. Check out this list. 
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Topics: Information & Assistance, Wellness Tips, CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), Assisted Living, Independent Living, Technology

5 Signs It’s Time You're Ready to Move

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

As you grow older, you begin to reevaluate your life. Have you ever wondered if it’s time to downsize? How do you know when you should do this? If you're approaching retirement age, there are ways to tell it's time to downsize.

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Topics: Information & Assistance

When Your Parent Refuses To Tour Assisted Living Communities

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 30, 2016 8:38:04 AM

You grew up with 'mother knows best'. Now the role has reversed and you will now have to play the role of caregiver. When you begin noticing your senior parent is having difficulty living on their own, it might be time for you to suggest they move into an assisted living community, but what if they refuse?

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living

Tips For Budgeting For Your Senior Living Needs

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 29, 2016 6:47:57 AM

If you are at a point in your life where you are considering moving into a senior living community, you have a lot of options. Deciding factors in your selection may be based on the quality of service you need, amenities you desire, and an affordable monthly rate. How much you pay each month will depend on the size of the apartment, the services you require, and the community itself. To help you find the right budget and price range on the community you choose, here are some tips.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

What Could I Miss If I Wait To Choose A Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 27, 2016 6:46:31 AM

You have done your research and found the perfect senior living community of your choice. Don't delay moving in. There are so many things for you to do and such a vibrant lifestyle you can live in senior communities today, there is no need to wait to move in. In fact, if you spoke to some of the residents that already live in these communities, they will tell you they wish they had moved in sooner.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

Keep Connected With Family Who Live Away

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 22, 2016 7:04:57 AM

If you are an older adult who is living far away from your family, it can be difficult to stay connected with them. The good news is we now have the internet. We didn't have the internet many decades ago and you had to rely on airplanes and long car rides to see your loved ones. These days, the internet provides an abundance of opportunities to stay connected and in close contact with your family when they live at a distance.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

Exercises Designed to Reduce Risk of Falling

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 20, 2016 1:01:49 PM

Start today improving your balance and reducing your fall risk. Here are 10 easy moves for a healthy stance.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Wellness Tips